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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, september 13th, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." florida is struggling with one of the largest power outages in u.s. history. more than 4 million people are still in the dark after hurricane irma. many will have to survive without electricity for at least another ten days. >> a quarter of the homes in the florida keys are destroyed. we're near the spot where irma made landfall. residents there face total devastation. plus what rescuers are doing to help americans in the northern caribbean where conditions are dire. president trump tries to get tax reform rolling with a white house dinner for a bipartisan group of senators. we'll talk with one of the three democrats who was seated at the
table. and apple says the new iphone x is the future of tech. it costs $1,000. wow. so is it worth the price? but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> there is no electricity, no air conditioning, no water. >> this is a housing and humanitarian crisis. >> absolute devastation and broken hearts. >> floridians struggle in the aftermath of irma. >> millions are without power. but the worst damage was done in the florida keys. >> they can take away everything that we have, but it will not take away our spirit and our heart. >> the president is trying to deal with tax reform, passing out a plan over dinner with three democrats. >> we'll take the very best tax package we can that can actually pass. the president doesn't get to wave a magic wand. >> north korea condemning in, quote, the strongest terms the new u.n. sanctions. >> those sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen. >> big news in the tech world. apple announced the new iphone
x. >> experts say it's going to revolutionize the way we ignore the person standing right next to us. >> after taking off from kazakhstan, two u.s. astronauts arrived at the u.s. space station. pictures and hugs all around. >> all that -- >> a swing and a bouncer to third. throws, ball game! a record-tying night in cleveland! they have won 20 in a row! >> -- and all that matters. >> a nun takes matters into her own hands. >> sister margaret ann helping in the cleanup after irma. the meek shall inherit the earth but not until they clear the brush. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> america, this is your time to shine. >> the entertainment industry joined forces to help those affected by hurricanes harvey and irma. >> please, give what you can. >> do not give up hope. you cannot get tired of doing good work. let's make this happen so these
people can just keep living, huh? >> this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." florida is starting to get a grip on the massive recovery effort after hurricane irma. the focus right now is on ending one of the worst power outages in american history. >> at the height of the storm more than 6.2 million homes and businesses in florida had no electricity. this morning that number has been cut to just below 4.4 million. but many of those customers could remain in the dark until next weekend, ten days from now. >> that's a long time. more than 50,000 utility workers from across the country are working to fix those power lines. right now mark strassmann is with crews gathering in miami. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. ever since irma hit, restoring power has been the most widespread challenge facing florida. and for the state's biggest utility, florida power & light,
fpl, the response has been massive. this is the biggest staging area the utility has in south florida. there are 20,000 linemen here from 21 states and canada working hard, pleading for patience. one line at a time, utility crews are working round the clock to restore electricity to millions of people who have been in the dark since irma swept through the state. >> this is the first time in our company's history that we've had all 35 counties, 27,000 square miles of our service territory hit. >> all right, guys. >> reporter: florida power & light ceo had more than 4 million customers who lost power. even though the utility spent $3 billion to harden its infrastructure after hurricane wilma in 2005 knocked out power to 3 million customers. >> the storm hardening has absolutely made a difference because we haven't seen the kind of structural damage that we saw during wilma.
>> reporter: fpl says customers on the east coast should have power back by the end of the weekend. but in the harder hit west coast, full restoration won't be complete until september 22nd, nearly two weeks after irma hit. widespread outages mean water and sanitation systems are down. there's no air conditioning in the 90-degree florida heat and humidity. and traffic lights without power are creating chaos on the roads, resulting in at least one death. >> it's not very pleasant, i'll tell you that. >> reporter: vin sent and ernestine chapman, both in their 90s, have been without power since sunday night. >> we need it, you know. i take a lot of medication and we keep it where we can see it. they don't give you much information. there's no way of knowing when it will be on. >> reporter: linemen are working 16-hour shifts to restore power to families like the chapmans. next week will be another long one. and the power outages have also caused a real scramble for open
gas stations. without power, there's no surge in the pumps and people drive around for hours looking to fill up. >> thank you, mark. we've got breaking news from hollywood, florida, connected to the power outages you were just talking about. five people died this morning after the air conditioning failed at their nursing home. about 100 people were evacuated from the facility just a few hours ago. the nursing home has been without electricity for days because of irma. the local mayor says the bodies of three patients were found inside. two others died at a local hospital. the other evacuees were taken to other health care facilities. the keys are by far the worst hit area in florida. fema estimates one-quarter of all homes there were destroyed. home and business owners in the upper keys were allowed to return yesterday. the main highway through the keys is safe, but the western two-thirds of the island chain is still off limits. that includes ramrod key close to the spot where irma made
landfall, elaine quijano is there. elaine, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. hurricane irma's eye slammed into this area early sunday morning as a category 4 with winds of 130 miles per hour. now, search and rescue teams have been going door to door in homes like these, which as you can see were devastated. they are looking for victims, and the sheriff's office says that so far they have not found any casualties. one of every four, that's how many homes in the florida keys fema says are destroyed. another 65% suffered major damage. >> here in the keys, you've seen the pictures, the trailer parks, it's like everybody just tipped everything over. >> reporter: three airports in the keys are open but only to emergency flights. about 70% of the keys are without power. cell phone and internet service is almost nonexistent.
carl spavold hasn't been able to tell his family in rhode island that he's safe. >> you can't been able to talk to nobody? >> no. >> tell them you're okay. >> no. >> what's it like? >> i mean what's it like to them? >> this sign has been here -- this is the original dockside sign. >> reporter: simone owns the dock side bar and grill. rebuilding could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. >> so the restaurant made it okay? >> restaurant held up very well. >> reporter: so she's concentrating on her other restaurant in town where her team is cooking for first responders. >> a lot of people come here. they weren't born here. their family is not here. so your friends become your family. >> reporter: friends like carl spavold, who rode out the storm in simone's condo. on monday, simone helped carl to get the word out, posting on facebook that he was okay. >> it's not like the mainland. everybody will take the shirt off their back to help you. that's what it's all about.
>> reporter: mullis was able to access the internet at the nearby emergency operations center in marathon. u.s. route 1, which spans the entire length of the keys, is not yet fully open. however, the highway, including all 42 bridges, have been inspected by transportation officials who now say that it is safe for travel. >> thank you, elaine. people in florida face another danger in the aftermath of the storm, carbon monoxide poisoning. three members of an orlando family were killed yesterday and three others are hospitalized. rescuers found a portable gasoline generator running inside their home. in jacksonville people found widespread flooding. many roads are swamped and some neighborhoods are impassable. some people could not reach their home to assess the damage. the mayor says it could take weeks for the water to recede. crews rescued 365 people monday during the record flooding. the white house says president trump will go to florida tomorrow to survey the damage. last night the president hosted
a dinner at the white house with a bipartisan group of senators. they spoke about moving forward with an overhaul of the tax code. major garrett is at the white house now with the president's push for a deal. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. three senate republicans, three senate democrats over here for dinner last night. on the menu, carving out the tax code. who were those democrats? heidi heitkamp, joe donnelly and joe manchin. all of them came here because they're up for re-election next year and at least they are theoretically in favor of the president's push to slash individual and corporate income tax rates. now, this bipartisan push is largely symbolic, at least for now. the true test of tax reform's political appeal will come when the details emerge and the votes are counted. between now and then the white house says the president will spend one day every week on the road this fall trying to build momentum for tax reform. the president also yesterday dispatched vice president pence,
steve mnuchin, gary cohn to the capitol to reassure nervous republicans that they are still part of this process. the president's bipartisan push will continue here today, norah, when some moderate members of the house of representatives come over to continue those conversations about tax reform. >> major, thank you so much. a sheriff says a texas man confessed to kill his ex-wife just before hurricane harvey hit their houston suburb. crystal mcdowell vanished. steve mcdowell is now charged with her murder. he went before a judge yesterday. the 44-year-old is being held on a half a million dollar bond. omar villafranca is in baytown, texas, where crystal's car was found. omar, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. last month crystal mcdowell's car was found flooded in this motel 6 parking lot. investigators believe her ex-husband killed her at his home while their children were
still inside. wearing shackles, steven mcdowell seemed to hold back tears as he appeared in court for the first time. >> everything in the investigation leads to us that he acted alone. >> reporter: chambers county sheriff, brian hawthorne, said mcdowell admitted he strangled his ex-wife crystal, and led investigators to her body. >> it took a number of different interviews before he confessed. >> reporter: one day before hurricane harvey hit southeast texas, on august 25th, crystal mcdowell texted her boyfriend, paul hargrave, saying she was on her way to pick up her two children. no traffic today, she wrote to him. you are so sweet. >> i knew something was wrong and because of the conversations we had had about her ex-husband, i was a bit concerned when i didn't get a reply back. >> mcdowell was staying at her ex's house because her home was being renovated. the children, ages 5 and 8, were also staying there. >> she never went and picked up
her kids. >> reporter: mcdowell's car was found abandoned in this flooded motel 6 parking lot three days after she vanished. >> so the cops were here busting in doors to find out where this lady is. >> reporter: police finally located the 37-year-old's body in a wooded area saturday. the hurricane hampered the search effort. mcdowell's uncle, jeff walters, had reported her missing. >> her parents died when she was young and i guess i'm the closest one to her and the family. she's like my daughter. >> reporter: the sheriff doesn't believe mcdowell's children actually witnessed her death. they are now with other relatives. the autopsy was performed yesterday, but at this point there's no word on any motive. >> omar, thanks. gay rights pioneer edith windsor is being remembered this morning for paving the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage. she died yesterday in new york at 88. in a landmark supreme court case, windsor challenged the
constitutionality of the defense of marriage act. that blocked couples from receiving the same benefits as heterosexual couples. jan crawford spoke with her in 2013. >> reporter: her case really marked a turning point paving the way for same-sex marriage. when i talked to her in 2013, we discussed her case, her love for her late wife, and her legacy. >> it was a great love affair. that's all i know to say about it. it was everything. >> reporter: edie windsor met her in the 1960s. they spent 40 years together, waiting for the right to marry. >> we didn't have the magic of the word. >> of the marriage. you had the happily ever after but you hadn't had the marriage. >> reporter: spyer was diagnosed wa multiple sclerosis.
in 2007 with her health rapidly deteriorating, the couple decided to marry legally in canada. two years later spyer died leaving her estate to windsor. but the federal government said windsor owed over $360,000 in inheritance taxes because under federal law she was not considered marriage. >> if thea's name had been theo, i would have paid no tax. >> reporter: so windsor took it up with the courts. in june of 2013, she won. the supreme court struck down the core of the defense of marriage act, giving same-sex couples the same federal benefits as straight couples. >> children born today will grow up in a world without doma, and those same children who happen to be gay will be free to love and get married. >> this was our 40th anniversary. >> reporter: in 2013 windsor told me she had a>> i now tell
deal with them when they happen. >> reporter: now two years after her victory, the supreme court made same-sex marriage legal across america. edie windsor's story shows that in this country, one person can change history for all. norah. >> jan, so well said. one person can change history. >> and don't postpone joy. >> we all had a reaction to that. barack obama tweeted about her. i'm paraphrasing. he said something so small in stature had made such big changes for this country. >> and it's a reminder that the laws about human beegings. >> but the line, don't postpone joy, that's a good lesson in all things really. >> worth remembering. apple's new flagship iphone is the most expensive phone it has ever produced. the tech giant unveiled its $1,000 iphone x yesterday in a highly publicized rollout. apple also introduced two less expensive models and updated its smartwatch and tv. john blackstone is at apple's new head kaquarters in cupertin
california, with why the new phone is already facing some criticism. john, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, this glass walled building is apple's new steve jobs theater, as high tech as the company's new iphone x. preorders begin late next month. the new phone features facial recognition, wireless charging, and it takes better pictures. the question is, is it worth that hefty price tag? inside its sleek new steve jobs theater, apple was looking to score a perfect 10. one decade after it debuted the first iphone, the company unveiled the iphone x. >> it is the biggest leap forward since the original iphone. >> reporter: the phone is unlocked using facial recognition instead of a fingerprint. apple has also eliminated the home button creating a larger edge to edge screen, and the phone is now designed for wireless charging. but some experts question whether the innovations go far enough. >> the iphone x still feels like
a smartphone. it feels like many other smartphones from what i've seen. >> reporter: the x also costs twice what the original iphone did. >> $1,000 smartphone. >> yeah. that's a lot of money. and when you have phones that cost half that and even ones that apple makes that are hundreds of dollars less, what are you getting for that? i don't think a lot of people will go for that. >> reporter: apple also unveiled the slightly less expensive iphone 8 and a larger iphone 8 plus with improved cameras and speakers. there's a lot at stake for the company. customers bought more than 1.2 billion iphones in the last decade. but many passed on the iphone 7 because it was too similar to the 6. and apple's revenues fell for the first time since 2001. experts say apple may be hampered by its past success, having already made so many giant strides. >> it feels more like incremental steps than something where they introduce something brand new and completely different.
>> reporter: the new apple watch will no longer need to be paired with an iphone to use all of its features. it will have its own independent cell service to make and receive calls. >> wow, all right. john blackstone. you can't do anything great without people criticizing you, you know? it's the next step. it's expensive, but they're making innovations. >> i hear you, norah, i hear you. americans hundreds of miles from florida are suffering. we'll tack take you to one of the u.s. virgin islands where almost every
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traffic a bit sluggish in that northbound direction. this is just past the north tower. it looks like they are in the clearing stages of that accident. traffic starting to move at the limit again in both directions. those headlights making their way into san francisco. it's been a slow stop go ride as you make your way through the east bay. we are tracking a couple of problems along highway 24. 680 showing speeds in the red. 28 minutes from willow pass to el pintado road. that's traffic. here's neda with the weather. look at all the lightning strikes. we have seen dozens of them the past couple of hours this morning. our hi-def doppler has been lit up especially through the east bay. back to back cells bringing heavy rain and now it looks like walnut creek is getting soaked. berkeley as well will be next in line and then richmond most likely benicia, as well. here's a look though, you can see the gray skies out there. we are going to continue to stay cool and cloudy and drizzly for most of our areas today until about afternoon when those storms clear up.
♪ ♪ you just call on my brother when you need a hand ♪ ♪ we all need somebody to lean on ♪ ♪ i just might have some problems that you'll understand ♪ ♪ we all need somebody to lean on ♪ >> wow. >> stevie wonder opened the hand in hand telethon with his rendition of "lean on me." victoria white, gospel singer joined him. she lifted spirits by singing for people in shelters after hurricane harvey, she would just bust out in spontaneous song, and we have just learned more than $44 million was raised last night for hurricane victims. art is, athletes and celebrities
took donations as a benefit aired on krcbs and other networ. we joined in new york, we, charlie and norah in new york, it was quite a line-up. >> the money will go to several charities helping harvey and irma victims. you can still donate to hand in hand texting "give" to 800777. we have a link on cbsthismorn g cbsthismorning.com. welcome become to "cbs this morning." lot of people just want to help. did you ta you can to people? >> same thing, they just want to help. i don't have a lot of money but those people don't have their houses and don't know what's going to happen to them and that's what i want to contribute. >> i only gave $10, don't ever say i only gave. $10, $25, because i felt i had to do something because i'm in a house with hot and cold water and there's no water on the ground. >> were you excited when you said i'm charlie rose?
>> no, they said, as you know, can i speak to oprah? >> you said she ain't here. she's in los angeles. >> that's so funny. >> it has been one week since hurricane irma first hit the caribbean. people were killed there. st. john may represent irma's worst impact on american soil. we talked with survivors and tony is in san juan, puerto rico. tony, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. san juan has become a lifeline between here and the u.s. virgin islands and we followed that lifeline to st. john, where, well, it looks like winter. it is not a lush tropical island now. everything is brown and the damage is nearly atomic, cruz bay, which should be bustling with tourists there is little stirring after most of the island evacuated. take a look. >> we need to let everybody know how bad it is here.
>> tommy young moved from boston and made coral bay st. john his home in 2000. >> we're on the other side of the island, devastated, we lost homes, roofs, vehicles. >> reporter: what does your home look like? >> it's gone. yeah, it's gone. >> reporter: irma hit the virgin islands as a category 5 hurricane with 150-mile-an-hour winds. the storm changed the 20 square mile landscape of st. john stripping the leaves off trees and making the hillside look charred. as we sailed into the island's largest town, cruz bay, we saw even the u.s. customs office was a total loss. it is a ghost town in an area that would typically be bustling with tourists. everything is still, with the exception of construction, aide workers and recently members of the u.s. navy who are here now to restore order. >> reporter: nearly every building on the island is damaged or destroyed and this is what an advanced team from tee
ma saw tuesday. >> are you sure there's nothing outside the island other than this building? >> this is the only building left standing that is usable. i'm dead serious. >> reporter: roughly 5,000 people live on st. john an island in american hands for 100 years. you live here, this is your island. >> it's your island also. we have no counsel over it. it's going to take it but we'll be back. we're down but not out. >> reporter: tommy young told me he's grateful, even if his next steps are unclear. >> we are, there are people like myself who have lost everything. clothes on my back, from others. >> reporter: these are borrowed? >> yes. >> reporter: what's it going to take for to you get back on the feet, for the island to get back on its feet? >> lots of prayers, some time, lots of healing. >> reporter: there is good news, you saw the navy is there now, fema is on the ground now. there are ferries armed with guards to make sure the
resources get where they need to go, moving from st. thomas to st. john, but no matter how you cut it, no matter how you look at it, this is a recovery measured in years but we heard again and again a recovery will come, paradise will be back. charlie? >> thank you, tony. here's a look at some of this morning's other headlines. "the seattle times" the resignation of mayor ed murray over child sex abuse allegations after a cousin accused murray of molesting him decades ago when he was only 13 years old. four other men have accused murray of sexually abusing them when they were teenagers. murray has denied the allegations a "washington post" reports on senator ted cruz blaming a staffing issue for his twitter feed liking an explicit born video. cruz said several aides have access to his twitter account and it was an inadvertent mistake. cruz would not name the staffer or how that staffer might be disciplined. >> inadvertent mistake. "the lexington herald leader" reports on a kentucky
college student's plea for help after being targeted for deportation by a class rate. paolo garcia in the daca program says another student posted her profile to "report this illegal." she says that led to harassment and her school refused to happen. vladimir dudier is here with more. >> reporter: she was borp in central mexico and her parents brought her to this country when she was 2 years old. she is politically active publicly opposing some of the president's policies. now president trump threatening to end the program for immigrant children, gars is worried about eventual deportation. >> my name is paola garcia. i'm a senior at trancele vainia university. >> reporter: in an emotional video posted to youtube, 21-year-old paola garcia is concerned about her future. >> i'm undocumented, and a recipient of daca. >> reporter: garcia says it was
her undocumented stat us that prompted fellow trancele vainia university classmate taylor ragg to post this facebook message over garcia's profile saying "everyone report this illegal at my school bragging about breaking the law." >> she incited others to harass me. he took my personal information. it's blatant discrimination. >> reporter: following the social media post, garcia says she received a number of hateful messages from strangers. she reached out to the school but said her request for action went unanswered. >> i was told by them that his actions did not violate school policies, because he only made a recommendation to his readers about how to respond to my undocumented status. >> we're taking that matter very seriously. >> reporter: university spokesperson michelle gaither sparks would not comment on specifics but says the school does not condone any type of harassment. >> we absolutely 100% do not toll late that on our campus.
>> i have a great heart for the folks we're talking about, a great love for them. >> reporter: last week president trump announced a phasing out of daca. >> really we have no choice. we have to be able to do something. >> reporter: urging congress to find a replacement in six months. >> this does not mean they are bad people. it means we are properly enforcing our laws as congress has passed them. >> president trump said those protected under daca have nothing to worry about during the six-month period. garcia says the university has shown her support even offering to meet with both rag and her. so far only garcia has met with school officials. "cbs this morning" reached out to taylor ragg for comment and yet to hear back. she came here to the country at 2 years old, the very definition of a dreamer. >> thank you very much, vlad. a question raises new questions in the disappearance of two girls more than 40 years ago. ahead, why the case that haunted a maryland community is not
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a convicted criminal pleaded guilty twoefr sisters who disappeared from a shopping mall in 1975. the mystery rattled the region and sent fear through the community. lloyd lee welch a former carnival worker will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars. chip reid has more. many people remember this story 40 years later. chip, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was just an ordinary day 40 years ago when the girls walked from home to this nearby home.
their mother said be home by 4:00 p.m. but they refr returned. for this community, their disappearances still a painful memory. investigators canvassed neighborhoods by air and on the ground after 10-year-old katherine and 12-year-old sheila disappeared but it turned into dead ends and turned into a cold case. >> the girls were never found. there was no crime scene, no evidence. >> reporter: he said many were haunted by the case and four years ago they started to take a fresh look. >> they said, wait a minute, wa there's something here, there's something here. >> reporter: they had a composite sketch of a man with long hair. a person said he was staring at the girls. welch came into the police station shortly after the girls
disappeared and offered misleading information. officers discounted him and thought he was treeing to get the reward money. 40 years later welch was in a delaware jail convict of sexually assault as 10-year-old girl. detective mark janney spent 24 hours interrogating the man he called a monster. >> reporter: he has no compassion, no humanity, and he's right where he needs to be. >> reporter: welch confessed he lured the two sisters into a vehicle and witnessed someone sexually assault one and murder katherine. he said he then brought katherine's body to bedford, virginia, where his family had property. on tuesday welch pled guilty in bedford two two counts of first-degree murder. but they say he never admitted to killing the girl and did not act alone. the final resting place of
sheila is still unloan. the lyon family offer their thanks to the unit. >> they have treated sheila and kate as if they were their own sisters or daughters. >> reporter: welch who is 60 years old was sentenced behind bars. they have a list of people they believe know something about this case and they hope eventually someone will come forward and tell someone the whole truth. gayle? >> i remember that story, guys, because i was working at a d.c. station at the time. and at the time it was so shocking because you didn't hear about child abductions that way. her little glasses and her little sister. back then you would let them walk to the mall or store. >> you can only imagine. >> it physically makes me sick. nearly half of all americans are affected by the breach at
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drivers along 880. this is all due to an earlier problem. reports of a fire in the oakland area. this is in the yellow now in the northbound direction on the right side of your screen. 31 minutes from 238 on out towards the maze. getting out of hayward, it's going to be a struggle. 34 minutes across the san mateo bridge in that westbound direction. and we are tracking an accident along southbound 280 as you approach black mountain road. it's no longer blocking lanes. about 30 minutes from sneath to black mountain road. and some storms heading through the north bay. expect wet roads on 101. we have been tracking these storms all morning. we are seeing lightning strikes still popping up there on our hi-def doppler. taking a closer look now at some of the areas that have seen a lot of rain come through really fast, right there in the east bay antioch concord walnut creek that's towards tiburon, sausalito. the golden gate. and to the north, we have a lot of action there, as well. all this is doing is causing cloudy conditions drizzly
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♪ it is wednesday, september 13th, 2017. it's my ex-husband's birthday. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i hope he's having a good one. i forgot. as florida works hard to get power and fill gas tanks, we'll go back to the keys where hurricane irma ruined homes and lives. plus how to keep an eye on your credit after that massive data breach. first, here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> the massive recovery effort after hurricane irma. the focus is on one of the worst power outages in american history. >> restoring power has been the most widespread challenge. there are 20,000 linemen here
working hard. >> hurricane irma's eye slammed into that area. homes, as you can see, were devastated. >> st. john it looks like winter. it is not a lush, tropical island. everything is brown and the damage is nearly atomic. >> three senate republicans, three senate democrats over here for dinner. on the menu, carving up the tax code. >> the new phone features facial recognition, wireless charging and it takes better pictures. the question is, is it worth that hefty price tag? >> anybody at the table going to get the iphone x? by anybody, i mean you, charlie rose. >> at some point. >> this is what america is really all about. >> more than $44 million was raised last night for hurricane victims. that's great news. artists, athletes and celebrities took donations, and we joined in new york. >> i talked to so many people from all over the country who just said i just wanted to help. >> were they excited when you said i'm charlie rose? >> no, they said, can i speak to
oprah? [ laughing ] i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. millions of hurricane irma victims are cleaning up and looking for help. >> five people at a nursing home in hollywood, florida, died this morning days after losing power in the storm. about 100 people were evacuated from the home after the air conditioning unit failed. about 3.8 million homes and businesses still do not have electricity in florida this morning. more than 50,000 utility workers are working to restore power right now. officials say many customers will not have electricity restored for at least ten more days. the florida division of emergency management reports more than 21,000 people are still living in shelters in florida. gasoline shortages that also continue to be an issue. port everglades and port tampa bay reopened for fuel tankers yesterday. according to gasbuddy.com half the stations in the miami/ft.
lauderdale area do not have fuel. 41% of stations in the ft. myers/naples area are dry and in jacksonville, 42% of stations are empty. they say adding to that, some of these gas stations, if they have fuel, they don't have electricity so they can't pump the fuel. >> it's not a good situation. many people live in the florida keys. they're back home this morning to see what irma left behind. fema estimates 90% of homes in the keys were badly damaged or destroyed. florida's department of transportation inspected dozens of bridges on route 1, the only road in and out. the highway is safe to travel, but the lower two-thirds of the keys are still closed to people who evacuated. elaine quijano of our streaming network, cbsn, is inside that closed-off area on ramrod key. elaine, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, gayle. hurricane irma made landfall about five miles west of here in cudjoe key with 130-mile-per-hour winds, making this chain of islands one of the
hardest-hit areas in the state of florida. now, those winds and storm surge caused catastrophic damage in the lower keys. fema estimates about a quarter of the homes in the keys are destroyed. 70% of the keys do not have power. there is hardly any cell phone or internet service. the airports in the keys are open to emergency flights only, which are bringing food and water to people who did not evacuate. now, we met a woman named sim moan mullis who rode out the storm. she owns two restaurants in marathon. one is in good shape and she's cooking food for first responders, but the other, which simone called her dream, may be lost because repairs are too expensive. >> it's going to be this is a wait and see. this is we don't know. >> will you be back, though? >> i don't know if i'll be back here or not. i want to be back here. i -- i don't know. i'll support anybody that does come back.
i don't know if this will be mine again. >> why not? >> it may be just undoable. >> reporter: now, we asked simone mullis why she did not evacuate and she said that she knew there was going to be a need for help and that she could provide it. charlie. >> thank you. today president trump will meet with a bipartisan group of house lawmakers to discuss issues such as health care, daca and tax reform. this morning the president tweeted, quote, the approval process for the biggest tax cut and tax reform package in the history of our country will soon begin. move fast, congress. last night mr. trump hosted several senators at the white house for a dinner to discuss taxes. senator joe manchin of west virginia was among three democratic senators to accept the invitation. he joins us now from capitol hill. senator manchin, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. how are you? >> how was dinner? >> it was good. it was always a good dinner at the white house. that was my first sitdown dinner, so that was excellent. >> with any president or this
president? >> this president -- no, any president. this is the first time that i've gone to a personal sitdown dinner. i've been to state dinners, things of that sort when i was governor. but since i've been a senator, this is my first. >> so with that opportunity, what did you hope to achieve and did you achieve it? >> well, i thought it was a very open dialogue. it was very free flowing, open. we talked about a lot of things. infrastructure was very much on the president's mind and his staff. we talked in depth about what we could do, the innovation and creation of the future and where we should be and what's going on around the world. that was exciting. i think that's going to happen. we're all committed to infrastructure. i said potholes don't have a republican or democrats' name on it, they just need fixed. so that's what we're working on. we're talking about that. and then we got into the tax and it got really interesting. i think they're very aggressive on this. they want it done. they want it in a bipartisan way. i thought it was very good for them to reach out to us. we had i think an in-depth conversation on our concerns.
the president was adamant this is not a tax cut for the rich. and that's exactly what people will portray, but he says it is not going to happen. i can assure you it's going to be mostly for middle class, the working people. we're going to be competitive, globally competitive. so i'm anxious to see the results. i've said my main concern was, charlie, that no new debt. we're at $20 trillion. i have ten grandchildren. i can't look at these beautiful babies and say guess what we're giving you. >> i'm curious to see how that gets done with no new debt. that's always been the sticky widget with tax reform. one of them repealing the estate tax, that's going to add about $270 billion over a decade. would democrats support that? >> i don't think -- you know, that's hard to support just eliminating the estate tax or death tax as we know it. right now it's at $5 million individually, $10 million a couple. could that maintain or increase a little bit and help those people, farmers and small businesses that want to leave it to their children?
that's something we're all king. they were all very open. it wasn't like a closed shut door. it wasn't like this is it, this is what you're going to get. the tax rate, whether it be the corporate tax rate, it needs to be competitive, globally competitive. we talked about the global average. we talked about everything in depth to where they're willing to say, okay, let's look at this, how we make this work. but i thought it was very engaging. i enjoyed it. >> listen, i have to say it sounds very promising. you know, the president was unable to repeal obamacare dealing with only republicans. recently he made a deal with the democrats to lift the debt ceiling. do you think that this is a new way of doing business for this white house? >> gayle, here's the way that we should be doing business in washington. we should be looking at legislation that can garner in the senate 30 democrats, 30 republicans. we're not going to get the fringes, we're just not going to do that. but we've got to find the middle for the sake of this country. that's what west virginians expect from me. that's what they want. that's what we're looking to do. >> do you see this happening, senator? do you think that this is a new
way of working? i know you say this is how it should be. is this the way it's going to be, do you think? >> well, let's just say that he reached out to chuck schumer, nancy pelosi, and looking at making -- i think that was a strategic move. it was a good move saying, okay, we'll -- >> so tell us what the deal is that can be made. >> on taxes? >> yes. >> i think -- >> who gives up what for what? >> well, first of all, tax reform or tax cuts, whatever you want to do, has to be done to where it stimulates the economy, grows the economy on a global basis is competitive. we didn't create the global market, but we've got to compete in it. next of all, we can't continue to add to $20 trillion, so you have to be very senssensitive, more debt. we've got to see a pathway forward to bringing this down and getting ourselves fiscally responsible. and i think that's what that conversation was last night. and what i heard, willing to explore all avenues of this, understanding that democrats,
responsible, moderate, some of us conservative democrats who are looking for fiscal responsibility. you know, i've always said this, i'm fiscally responsible and socially compassionate and we're looking -- >> senator, we've got to go but before you go, what was the menu? chicken, beef, fish? >> it was a medallion, a beef medallion. and it was well done -- >> senator, i hate to pry, i really do. but did you have one scoop or two scoops of ice cream? >> no, no, we had -- let me tell you, the ice cream was so perfectly prepared, it came beside the dessert, gayle, and it looked like an egg. i said i wonder why i'm getting an egg with my dessert? i cut into it and it was beautifully sculpted ice cream. >> the president is said to have love desserts. did he eat more desserts than you? >> no, he did not. i think that is a misnomer. >> you sound like a good dinner guest to me, joe manchin. thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you for all the details. >> thank you all.
apple says its new iphone x is the future of the smartphone. nick thompson will give us an in-depth look at its cutting edge features and whether it's possible to fool its facial recognition technology. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back. the capsule carried two american astronauts and a russian kos m w cosmonaut. the "new hampshire union leader" reports governor chris sununu has asked state
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unlocking your phone is just amazingly intuitive. you just raise it, look at it and swipe right up to get started. >> that was apple's craig federighi demonstrating the new face i.d. technology. apple introduced three new iphones yesterday that included the highly anticipated iphone x, the tech giant also unveiled updated models of the apple tv and the apple watch. in 2007 steve jobs introduced
the very first iphone. remember this afterward? apple unveiled a series of innovations. >> this is one device. and we are calling it iphone. >> today we're introducing the iphone 3g. >> i'm really pleased to tell you today all about the brand new iphone 4s. what we really want to do is just talk to our device. that's a feature the iphone 4s calls siri. the 5s is the most forward-thinking phone we've ever created. the team has made it fun and easy to take the iphone 5s about your fingerprint. >> and now with just a touch, you've paid. we've now sold over a billion of them. >> this makes iphone the best-selling product of its kind in the history of the world. >> this is iphone x. it is the biggest leap forward
since the original iphone. >> the iphone x starts at $999. that's like $1,000. apple's iphone 8 and 8plus are less expensive. nick thompson is editor in chief of wired magazine. if you like that scruffy look, we do too. you just got off the red-eye from california to join us at the table. >> i'm here. >> facial profile. >> i didn't have quite enough time to shave. >> nobody is complaining. thank you, you look great. let's talk about the iphone x. the big question is, is it worth $1,000? >> it is worth $1,000 if you are an early adapter, if your company will pay for it and if you're okay with having a few weeks where it's confusing to swipe down, swipe up, push that thing on the side. we're all used to the system that the iphones have given us for the last little while but it looks pretty great. if you like new stuff, go for it. >> how about functionally? >> everything that iphones do, it will do better. it will take better photographs. it will have much better processing speed and it will be
way better at augmented reality, which is something that's coming and that's one of the biggest changes inside of it. there's a chip inside of it specifically for a.r. >> what i want most for my next iphone is a better siri. >> it will have a slightly better siri just based on the processing speed. if that's your biggest concern, you should stick with one of the other models and save some money. >> what about the no finger thing again. after i did the finger thing i couldn't remember which finger did i do? now at least with your face, your face is always the same. >> which face do you use? >> my face is basically always here. do you think this is a good feature? >> it is simpler. you just hold it up and it makes itdeally it will be built for other devices and we'll start using our faces and it will be veen convenient. the real question is can it be spoofed? apple went to great depths to make sure somebody can't spoof
it. they can't hold it over you while you're sleeping. it does use depth sensors so you can't fool it with a picture. but what previous face recognition systems have shown is really smart people have figured out how to spoof it. so i could 3-d print your face. >> what about the wireless charging? >> traditionally when these phones come out, they make it harder to charge. you've got a newport and you have to throw away all your old. this is good because they introduced wireless charging and they made it fit in with the normal system, so the chargers that already exist will be compatible with iphone. instead of building their proprietary system, that was a nice example of apple -- >> what about the idea that they expressed this is a new generation? >> so the notion was best put by david pierce, these aren't phones you look at, they're phones you look through. they change the world around you and that's the a.r. in a couple of years when we use our phones very differently, they'll say this is the phone that set us. >> nick thompson, so great to
have you here. >> delighted to be here. >> hope the charge lasts longer, nick. all right. protecting your personal data online after the massive equifax data breach could be tricky and time consuming. ahead, business analyst jill schlesinger has a step-by-step guide for how to secure your credit file. it's ove. and with panera catering, there's more to go around. panera. food as it should be. the bathroom. when things go wrong here, you remember. quilted northern is designed to work so well, you can forget your bathroom trips. but daddy gator can never forget. "i've got to motor out of here. this is no place to raise a child." yeah. must've been hot out "i'there today, huh?ut of here. yeah ok. yeah. beat even the toughest stains and odors with new super... ...concentrated tide sport. the new tide sport collection. it's got to be tide
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good morning. time now 8:27. and if you are getting ready to head out, your ride is slow wherever you go. here's 880, this is heading through oakland. northbound traffic on the right side of your screen, 44 minutes from 238 on up to the maze. we are tracking delays along the eastshore freeway. 680 westbound 24, very "slow, stop, go" morning commute. 56 minutes along the eastshore freeway from highway 4 to the maze. another 35 minutes across the upper deck into san francisco. we are tracking one crash. this is westbound 80 at the fremont street exit. that's that first exit coming off the bridge there. one lane blocked and you can see traffic very slow backed up to about treasure island at
this point. do expect delays as you are making your way into san francisco. th morning. 580 in the yellow, the only one in the yellow this time around. that's traffic. here's neda with the forecast. big reason why a lot of those accidents, it could be related to the weather. we are seeing a lot of thunder and lightning, strong rain. here's hi-def doppler. let show what you neighbors saw significant amounts of precipitation over the past couple of hours. walnut creek, concord, antioch saw a lot of rain and lightning. that's since subsided but look, it all moved towards the west. sausalito right there the golden gate bridge saw this band come through. and now that's now in the pacific ocean so it's moved over novato and lagunitas, even to the north, bodega bay, look at the lightning strikes there! we have seen dozens of them if not hundreds of them this morning since about 4:30 a.m. it was lit up all morning. transamerica pyramid cloudy behind it. cool temperatures today. 79 concord, warm later this week.
♪ ♪ what you trying to do 24 carat magic, i like tha >> i like that song. that's kind of what we have in the green room this morning. to "cbs this morning." that's bruno mars. >> solid gold. >> solid gold, norah. look who is in the green room. one of the women was the first women on cbs morning news, that would be you, hello, sally quinn. >> look at the camera. >> she talks about how she didn't know which camera to look at back then. over here, sally quinn. there you are. there, she's got it. jill schlesinger is here to talk about the equifax data breach, you could be affected and not even know it. >> right now, time to show you
some of this morning's headlines to watch. the washington post reports paychecks hit a high for the middle class. last year the median household income rose to just over $59,000. that's up 3.2% from the previous year. the nation's poverty level fell to 12.7%. the wall street journal says a growing number of democrats are endorsing a singer payer health plan. vermont senator bernie sanders is set to introduce legislation today calling for universal health care for all americans. it is backed by 15 democratic senators including four considering a run for president in 2020. business insider has a cancer progress report from the american association for cancer research from 1991 to 2014, the u.s. cancer death rate for children fell by 35%. for adults, it dropped 25%. and from 2000 to 2015, u.s. adult smoking, a leading cause of lung cancer, plunged 38.7%. usa today says a facebook
photo of three florida police officers responding to hurricane irma has become an online sensation. the gainesville officers posted the selfie with the caption saying they were part of the night crew getting ready to do some work. the post drew more than 350,000 reactions. well now the gainesville police department says it will make a photo calendar with proceeds going to hurricane relief. i guess it was shared a lot because they are pretty handsome police officers. >> they don't call them finest for nothing. >> that's right. >> there you go. the united states -- >> hello. when do we have a charlie rose calendar. 12 months of the year with charlie rose. >> 12 months is not enough. >> i know. >> not enough. for all of that, not enough. >> that's right. >> is that from experience? is that from experience? >> i never kiss and tell. the u.s. coast guard is out in force across florida this morning helping with hurricane recovery after tearing through the keys. irma battered marco island when
it made landfall along the gulf coast. we flew with the coast guard crew with a first trip to the island and got a look at the damage. he's in clearwater, florida. good morning. >> reporter: yesterday we flew about 150 miles south with the coast guard to marco island. we spent hours in the air surveying the damage. our pilots were surprised by some of what they saw. and so were we. >> a lot of stuff down over here, right below us. >> reporter: from 500 feet in the air, the area around marco island looks like a disaster zone. heavy rains turned this neighborhood of mobile homes into a lake. >> looks like there is a boat lift or something below. oh, yeah. there is some destroyed houses. >> reporter: we surveyed the area with members of the u.s. coast guard two days after irma made landfall here as a category 3 storm. 135-mile-per-hour winds ripped off roof tiles and siding from homes. >> right here, about 1:00, looks
like these decks on that house collapsed. >> reporter: protective screens around pools completely buckled and a powerful storm surge crushed docks along the water. >> take a look at the homes and streets down here. it looks deserted and it pretty much is. but authorities are beginning to allow residents to come back. there is a strict curfew though. residents are being asked to stay inside their homes during the door. >> people at the house. >> waving. yeah. >> look all right. >> reporter: so emergency crews can access the area. >> scaffolding knocked over on that building. see that new construction. >> yeah, right there. wow, yeah. >> reporter: along the coastline, damage and sinking boats docked a mangrove line of channels. >> big catamaran. >> reporter: the coast guard's next job is helping to clear them out and ensuring safe passage. you've probably heard about all of the communication problems in the keys. well, the coast guard is sending a convoy with 12 trucks full of mobile communication towers down there today. also, it is going to pack a
c-130 airplane with as much water as it can carry and send it to key west today. norah? >> that will be -- the people will be grateful for that. carter, thank you so much. credit monitoring company equifax is dealing with growing fallout over the massive data breach. the personal data of 143 million americans was exposed this summer. that information includes social security numbers, addresses and credit card data. equifax faced backlash for charging protection fees to those who tried to freeze their credit files. but the company said on twitter monday it would wave all security fees for the next 30 days. cbs news big analyst jill schlesinger is here with steps consumers can take now. how can you find out if your information has been compromised? >> go to the website equifaxsecurity2017.com. go there. i know you're not trusting the information, but you must take this first step. put in the last six digits of your social and your last name, you're going to press a button,
it will say you were or were not affected. the next step from that point is that you will automatically be taken to a place where you can get that protection for one year from equifax. but that's not where you stop. because please know just those two steps will not protect you going forward. >> what if i have no account with equifax and never dealt with equifax, should i be worried? >> you should . if you ever actually applied for credit in any way, shape or form, this is data that is out there with equifax, experian or transunion. >> if you've been exposed, what specific steps should you take? >> you can put a free fraud alert, a 90-day process, where you are essentially saying to the companies, if something is looking like -- somethione is looking at my file, let me know. you have to do with one of the companies, not each one of them. you'll notice we talked about equifax, experian, transunion, the big three. there is another one called innovis. notify one of them, that will
automatically actually indicate to the others that there is now a free fraud alert on your file. 90 days only, but what is really important after that, that's what -- step one. step two, take a much more draconian measure and that's called a credit freeze. this is incredibly important. this is the only way to lock down your file. the reason is, anyone who actually wants to establish credit in your name will be thwarted at that process. big caveat, gang. if you yourself need credit, you have to unfreeze the file for each of the companies. >> i've heard you say it is not a matter if your credit is compromised, it is a matter of when. what are we supposed to do with that information? >> i think what we have to do is take an abundance of caution. here we have a credit incident that they call it, 143 million americans, that's more than half of us, so you got a 50/50 shot you've been exposed. you want to be as safe as you can. so, again, the alert, the
freeze, but you want to be careful about how you manage your information. you don't want to overshare on social media, you want to go to annual credit report.com every single year, get that free credit report, make sure no one is poking around and doing stuff, and be sure to check your credit card statements in the months ahead. this information will live in the dark web for perhaps years to come. so very careful here. >> charlie is writing it all down. he's got -- good information. thank you, jill. >> thank you, jill. first on "cbs this morning," we're sharing how you can get a sneak peek at author dan brown's new novel. his new thriller is called "orig "origin ," follows robert lang done from the da vinci code and angels and demons. in this book, he's on the run after learning information that threatens to shatter the foundation of all religion. we're very excited to announce that you can read the prologue and first chapter of "origin" on cbsthismorning.com.
and dan brown will join us here at the table, not on the table, at the table, on october 3rd. i don't know. he's a crazy guy. on october 3rd to discuss the new novel. >> that could be a new segment. >> on the table. >> you're right. >> all right. author sally quinn -- >> got that, sally? >> first up, sally quinn. she's no stranger to morning shows on cbs. the long time journalist and former host is in the green room. ahead, her new book about her faith, magic and astrology. it is a fun read. did you know when you buy
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not the commonplace on cbs, former nurse and we're glad to have her. >> did she have a first day and i showed out with the receiver and now back to you, here. >> fever is already -- >> look at that set? you, hughes. >> look at that. sally quinn. sally quinn made history as the first woman to anchor a "morning news" program in august 1973. after she left cbs quinn returned to a successful print career. hughes said he likes you because you were meaner than a junkyard
dog. >> i took that as a compliment. >> she met her husband ben bradlee. she wrote a book called "magic. ts a memoir that details her marriage and defining moments and shaped her belief. welcome back to cbs. >> thank you. i must say i feel a little queasy. >> ben bradlee was a guy everywoman fell in love with and every man wanted to be, so this is a wonderful sense of a relationship that you tell us all about. but what's interesting about you, i knew about faith. i didn't know about hexes. i didn't know about premonitions. i didn't know about all that other stuff. magic included. >> well, you know, when i started writing this book, it's because i had been an atheist and started a religion website at the "washington post" which already was sort of a weird combination, and i started
studying religion and it became clear to me that all religion is magic, and i had been brought up in the south where, you know, the scottish presbyterian stones and the ghosts, psychic phenomenon, voodoo, was part of it and believing in god and collisions. i bake ecame an atheist when my father took pictures of krakow. this was during world war ii. it became clear to me faith is really all about magic. whatever you believe, nobody knows. my favorite bumper sticker is i don't know and you don't either, and so magic and all of the things that go along with magic
are just another name for whatever faith you might have or whatever religion you might have. i respect they're all just as legitimate as the other, even institutional religions or magic or when you talk about ajolgy or hexes or all of that. there are billions of people all over the world who believe in these things, and we don't -- we respect them if we look at them and their culture, but then you bring it into our culture and it looks very different. >> you grew up in a military family as you messaged. your parents were of scottish descent and presbyterian background. how did you learn voodoo and who did you place hexes on. >> growing up in the south, we had, as i said, the scottish presbyterian but the staff in the house were black christians who went to baptist church, but then they would practice voodoo
on the side. >> so you learned voodoo. >> i did learn voodoo. it's the kind of thing where -- >> should we be nervous? >> we'll see how it goes. >> you say you put voodoo -- some spells on people, three of them. >> yeah? and they did not have a pleasant end, sally. that's why i'm saying. should we be nervous? they're dead. >> yes, this is true. >> i'm just saying. >> you're raising very good points. it's very interesting. i don't want to make you sound like you're cuckoo for cocoa puffs. you raise great points. i'm interested in what charlie said. he said ben bradlee is the man women wanted and men wanted to be. you said if you wanted men's private parts and you wanted you got it. if i went after these guys they
would have me carted off. you went after ben bradlee. >> do you have this in mind? >> no, no. definitely number it seems like in the book you went after ben bradlee, the two of you had a mutual love and connection like no other. >> during watergate. >> it was a big scandal at the time. >> he went after me actually. i fell in lon with him and realized it wasn't going to work because he was married and had children. >> and he was 20 years older. >> so i accepted the job as a first anchorwoman of america. >> let me understand. the fling began with ben? >> hmm? >> the fling began with ben? >> yes. >> sally, sally -- you were writing love letters to him. >> yes. i was writing love notes to him anonymous, and he didn't get it. >> you talk about being on a plane next to him. there was turbulence.
you grabbed his thigh and you said you didn't let go even the turbulence ended. but there was a connection clearly between the two of you. i am going to try it. >> by the way, he did not take my hand off of his thigh. >> but it's very sweet. i mean he's no longer with us. he had dementia. and you talk about when someone loves you the way they say their name out of their mouth is different and that the way he said your name toward the end, your name no longer felt safe in his mouth. it was a very sweet story. >>y. when you love someone, your name feels safe in their mouth, when someone loves you. and there was a moment when ben started getting dementia where his personality changed, he became somewhat hostile and we had to -- >> a five-minute break. >> in the end -- it was the last two years of his life --
expected - from "derick almena" and "max harris." they're facing "involuntary manslaughter" ch good morning. it's 8:55i i'm michelle griego. today plea entries are expected from derick almena and max harris facing involuntary manslaughter charges for oakland's ghost ship fire. prosecutors say they allowed conditions that posed a significant fire risk. this area is a challenge for crews battling a fire near woodside. 50 acres have burned due to a lightning strike. so far the fire is 10% contained. the a's have found a new place for a ballpark. they will pursue a stadium deal at a location just south of laney college along 880. stay with us; weather and traffic in just a moment.
good morning. 8:57. we continue to see slowdowns across the upper deck of the bay bridge. here is a live look and this is traffic heading into the tunnel at treasure island. it's over an hour commute making your way from the maze into san francisco connecting with 101 all due to an earlier accident that has now been cleared from the roadway near harrison. here's a look at the backup over at the toll plaza. and it's stretching to the eastshore freeway about 51 minutes commute from highway 4 to the maze so give yourself some extra time. oakland, 880, from 238 to the maze, about 42 minutes
northbound traffic on the right side of your screen there. and expect delays through the south bay at 101 from hellyer to san antonio northbound over an hour. some of those commuters dealing with slick roads but the storm is now winding down. had but it came through loud and clear earlier today bringing in several lightning strikes across the east bay through concord, richmond, over towards sausalito. look at that band as it went through to the north now bodega bay just got dealt with a lot of rain and to the south we are still looking at lightning strikes just off the coast of monterey. looking at our view though from the sutro tower, you can see those clouds still out there but some sun rays are shining through. temperatures will stay cool today, though, below average. 79 concord, 72 oakland, 67 for san francisco. san rafael a cool 75. tomorrow will be another cool day, as well. and then things will warm up for friday into the weekend.
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